|Project by studie||posted 02-25-2013 11:08 PM||4507 views||9 times favorited||19 comments|
Restoring these tools was a lot of work and fun too. I cleaned up the metal by wire wheel then a reverse electrolyses bath using a bucket filled with water and washing soda, rebar sacrificial electrodes and a battery charger to remove the rust. The wood parts got a bath too using Dalys furniture refinisher solvent which just takes off old finish without damages the wood. It only takes off old lacquer, shellac or oil but leaves the wood clean without damage like strong stripper does. After cleaning the metal parts Boeshield T9 was used to keep rust off, then wax too. The wood got a coat of stain wet sanded with #320 and then 4 coats of Dalys Teak oil followed with wax. This collection has been around for a long time and will be used as back ground for photography displays. I made a little money and got a Lie Nielson scraper plane as a bonus too. Just keeping busy in the evenings and looking for more projects like this. Thanks for having a look!